Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Importance Of Freedom In Ernest Clines Ready Player One

All Americans know and believe in freedom for all, but when put into perspective, are we really free? We have the freedom to go where we want, choose what we desire, and do what we please, as long as we stay within the limited freedoms given to us by society. The question arises, are these restrictions necessary? Jean-Jacques Rousseau once stated in The Social Contract, â€Å"Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains† I happen to agree with that statement, that people are given freedom from birth, but are restricted by the rules of todays beliefs. However I do not believe it is the right thing for society to do, and neither does the main character, Wade Watts, in Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel Ready Player One. This quote can also be†¦show more content†¦This leads to users around of the world rebelling against The IOI. This relationship shows the stark contrast between how a freedom confined world and freedom filled world function together. In The Necklace, the setting of Paris in the late 19th century is a world of elegance and wealth. If not born into a wealthy family, one would have two options: marry into a wealthy family, or stay in their social class. That is just the case for Mathilde Loisel, who is endowed with beauty but born into a family of clerks. She was born free and could have had a plentiful life because of her beauty. However, she was held back by the chains of her social status and forced to marry her wealthy husband Monsieur Loisel. Together they have an awkward relationship consisting only of their need for marriage. Monsieur Loisel and Mathilde Loisel have little interaction physically within the story, however their relationship can be described through their dialogue. Monsieur Loisel often sees Mathilde’s bodily expressions and attempts to make conversation. This usually ends in Mathilde ranting about her envies and â€Å"needs†. Monsieur Loisel ends up trying to buy her happiness, but nothing is ever enough for her. Her social class is holding her back from happiness, and nothing he can say or buy fills the gap that she has for joy. The only visible moment of happiness we see of her is during the

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